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Meet your new NTK, artist Diana Chire

By Anna Heaton, 9 June 2017

Diana Chire is a London-based visual artist and the founder of She-Zine, a magazine for women in the arts. As her dedicated followers will know, she recently cut off her corkscrew curls (all in the name of creativity, obviously) and, back in 2015, ruffled arty feathers with her guerrilla exhibition Take! Eat!, which displayed fellow female artists' work and delivered a loud message to the male-dominated Frieze Art Fair happening at the same time. We caught up with Diana to find out why it's important for her to dare to be different in her work and her wardrobe...

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Pictures: Charlotte Patmore

Childhood nickname?

Didi.

 

What keeps you busy?

I'm an artist so I spend most of my days in the studio. I'm also working on issue two of the zine I edit, She-Zine, at the moment (which is out on 7 July).

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

What's your fave trend this season?

I’m absolutely obsessed with tulle dresses.

 

If you could have the wardrobe of any film character, who would it be?

I'd have to say, Marla, the singer from Fight Club played by Helena Bonham Carter.

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

What was the last beauty product you bought?

The Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask from Space NK.

 

If you could create your dream beauty product, what would it be?

It would definitely have to be something to make me look more awake for my early-morning meetings.

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Style heaven?

Black-mesh dresses.

 

Style hell?

Neon lycra!

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Shopping buddy, dead or alive?

Alexander McQueen – can you imagine!?

What piece of style advice have you always remembered?

If you feel uncomfortable, you probably look uncomfortable: change.

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

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Five-minute party make-up?

A disco nap and MAC Ruby Woo lipstick.

 

Which designer would you most like to dress you?

Elsa Schiaparelli – her skeleton dress is my dream party dress.

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Who would you want to play you in a movie?

A young Whoopi Goldberg.

 

What style advice would you give to your 13-year-old self?

Avoid Ugg boots.

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

Artist And She-Zine Founder Diana Chire | ASOS Fashion and Beauty Feed

What do you wear when you don’t know what to wear?

Baggy T-shirts and Converse trainers.

 

Style-stalk Instagram account?

I love Mindy Kaling and Zoë Kravitz.

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